Thursday at the Fog Lit Festival

Thursday is the Teen Coffee House and Words and Wine night at the Festival.

The Teen Coffee House is at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary Theatre at InterAction at 228 Germain St. Melanie Mosher will be reading from her book Goth Girl before teens give their own performances at the mic.

Words and Wine is at 7:00 pm in Rothesay at the lovely mood-setting Shadow Lawn Inn, 3180 Rothesay Road. Authors Drew Hayden Taylor, Barbara Sibbald, Paul Rowe and Grace O’Connell will be reading for us and mingling as we enjoy wine from Dunhams Run.

Today’s workshop, Great Beginnings with Melanie Mosher, is at InterAction (228 Germain st.) before the Coffee House at 5:30 pm.

Welcome the Fog Lit 2017

Today is the start of five days all about reading and writing.

The opening starts at 6:00 pm at the Saint John Free Public Library in Market Square. Join us for the Book Launch of the Collected Poems of Alden Nowlan, edited by Brian Bartlett. Selections will be read by Sarah Rankin, David Creelman and Scott Thomas.

After the opening, Barbara Sibbald will be giving a workshop on the Two Stages of Editing. Please register for this workshop as there are limited spaces available.

We have had a line-up change: Emily Nilsen, who was to read in the Poetry Prelude and judge in the Poetry Slam has had to cancel. Replacing her will be R. William Patry.

R. William Patry

Rob Patry was born in Montreal and moved to Toronto during the turbulent sixties, leaving Expo ‘67, the FLQ and Charlebois behind. A lover of wine, food, Tiki culture, music, coffee, comedy, cigars and writing, he resides in St. Stephen with his wife and two dogs. Passionate, with a biting sense of humour, he worked in radio broadcasting, freelance consulting, as well as stints in both the corporate and private sectors.

He has written a weekly column in the St. Croix Courier and the Calais Advertiser and currently hosts a weekly TV show, Rob Patry LIVE on CHCO-tv from St. Andrews. He has published a book of poetry, Pinnacle of Vandalism (A selection of thoughts, feelings and musings). Currently, he is working on his second book of poetry, 44 at Bat and a historical fiction, The Hermitage.

Poetry Slam

A wild evening of poetry slam-like competition. Local and emerging poets face off performing original work to be evaluated by a panel of judges.

Friday September 29th, 2017 at 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Kent Theatre, 24 Coburg St.
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Teen Coffee House

An evening for teens to share their writing whether it’s poetry, prose, or song. This exciting event allows our youth to show their work in a fresh environment.